Yay for minimum days! We began the class with a syntax worksheet. The quote was from Edgar Allen Poe’s “Black Cat”. We analyzed how the appositives affected the quote by creating suspense and giving a much more detailed description. The quote was compared to a “continuous scream” that goes on and on. For the apply section we saw how splitting up the quote into multiple sentences would make it choppy and not “flow”.
The class also received copies of our “20 minute workshop on writing” and we passed ours out to the rest of the group. Darielle and I thought our drawings were really awesome so we wanted to share them with everyone. I’m sorry period 6, please don’t hate me for adding your fish (John Stamos) into the drawing. And I’m sorry Michelle but your lack of essay provided the inspiration for these masterpieces… -Chelsea King
Scribe Notes: September 30, 2009
• Back to School Night!
• It was minimum day so everything went by pretty quickly…
• Before the class, Kate Chambers and Caitlin Hanley set off their own group and decided to call themselves “Happy” Jamestown.
• We started the class with another syntax worksheet; it was on the Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Black Cat.” Mr. Eldridge again emphasized that in order to understand syntax, we need to know the meaning first.
• We discussed about the appositives of “the voice from within tomb.” Kris said that the appositives create an eerie scream within the sentence. Then Roy said the sentence structure is parallel with the scream, one long loud continuous scream that does not seem to end. Mr. E complained that since Roy got to the point so quickly, Mr. E could not put much emphasis.
• Then Mr. E talked about the background of Edgar Allen Poe, how he married his 13-year-old cousin and lived in a life full of hallucination. He also talked about the story “Black Cat” and freaked some people out.
• During the discussion, Mr. E diverged and talked about the light, how the real color of light is washed out green. He also mentioned about the marketing on people’s perception, and that we believe in “what we think we see then what we really can see.” His example was Victoria’s Secret that has halogen lights so people look great under the soft touch of light, thus buying more lingerie.
• Then we ended the discussion with the Application part, showing that changing Edgar’s one long sentence into short sentences makes it more controlled but less meaningful.
• -Raea Limb